How Important is a Batting Helmet?

A helmet is a fairly obvious piece of must-have equipment. There is nothing more important on your child’s body than his or her head, so having a good helmet for batting is essential. Luckily, baseball youth batting helmets are easy to find and not that expensive.   Most of the …

Best Shade Tent Canopies and EZ Up Tents

If you’re looking for shade at a baseball or softball tournament, you could be out of luck unless you bring your own. Sometimes you have three or four games in one day, and you’re probably going to need a shady place for you and the kids to relax. I live …

Starter Baseball and Softball Gear for Beginners

If you have little ones who are just starting out in baseball or softball, I wouldn’t recommend investing in super expensive equipment. The best baseball gear for kids doesn’t have to be top-of-the-line, because not only are they going to outgrow it, but you may have a kid who ends up not wanting …

Organize the Dugout

Anyone who has been around baseball games knows how crazy and messy it can get in the dugouts. First off, there’s usually not a lot of room in there and the kids have their ball bags with all of their stuff, and it usually all gets taken out and thrown …

Cleats and Athletic Shoes

One of the most important pieces of equipment for a baseball or softball player is cleats. Cleats are worn to prevent players from sliding on the dirt when they’re running, and being able to grip the grass in the outfield for stability. Here are some cleats and some shoes and …

Bownet or Portable Practice Net

If you want your child to be a great hitter, he or she needs to practice. These portable baseball hitting nets can literally be used anywhere to make your own home batting cage for soft toss and tee work, and are a must for any baseball or softball parent, or …

J-Bands from Jaeger Sports

  J-Bands from Jaeger Sports are a must-have item for all youth baseball and softball players. All of the coaches my kids have had over the last few years recommend them, and they are crucial for any player who is pitching. Many kids start to have problems with their elbows …

Best Ice Chests and Coolers

My favorite ice chests and coolers for sports parents One of the top items that baseball and softball parents need for games and tournaments are ice chests or coolers. Below I have chosen a few that I really like and have listed the features, and also checked out the reviews …

Chest Guard

EvoShield Chest Guard If there is one accessory that I would say is a must-have for a baseball or softball athlete, it’s a chest guard or chest protector. Getting hit in the chest is usually not dangerous, although it can be painful. However, there are several cases each year in which …

Best Shade Umbrellas for Baseball Games

I have found that even if you don’t think it’s going to be hot…IT WILL BE HOT, and you should always bring a sports shade umbrella just in case. I have a few to show you that I like:   I love this ezShade umbrella because it also comes with …